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What’s next for this nimble-footed youngster after a man-of-the-match performance against Vorskla




Alex Iwobi

We analyzed here yesterday that Arsenal young striker/winger Alex Iwobi need to perform to his best against Vorskla Poltava so as to clear Emery’s doubt about his qualities.

Luckily for the 22-year-old Nigeria international, yesterday’s game further highlights his qualities and his importance to the team as he was wonderful on and off the ball.

His off-the-ball movements were nothing short of brilliance, while the way he committed his opponents were far from what we used to see from his usual play as they were awesome.

With his wonderful performance against Vorskla, the question is what’s next for the nimble-footed winger?

Unai Emery seems to have his regular first-team setup already and it might take some time to see him change his squad because no manager changes a winning team.

Iwobi started the first two game of the season which ended in defeat to the North London club. He was later dropped to the bench in subsequent matches and the team have been victorious in all the games without the player.

Lacazette, Ozil and Aubameyang have made the attacking positions their own, leaving Welbeck, Mkhitaryan and Iwobi to compete for a place at the flank.

Painfully, after such an amazing performance, Alex Iwobi could find himself return to the substitute bench on Sunday when the Gunners tackle Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

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